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Ayatollah   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Religion, Social sciences, Regional and Area Studies
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Derived from the terms āyat (sign, testimony, miracle, verses of the Qurʿān) and Allāh (God), ayatollah (Ar., āyatullāh,

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Islamic fundamentalism  

A disputed term, widely used in the US and to a lesser extent in Britain to denote any movement to favour strict observance of the teachings of the Qur'an and the Shari'a (Islamic Law). On the ...

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